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Students

Helping people care: A passion for science leads to student-created podcast

Victor “Tori” Puoci’s "At This Point” science podcast shapes undergraduate research science stories in such a way that people listen.

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Biomedical Science

Kindergartners’ behavior, socioeconomic risk linked to gut microbiome composition, function

A study of early school-aged children shows a connection between the bacteria in their gut and their behavior, and that parents play a key role in their kids’ microbiome beyond the food they provide.

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Integrative Biology

Lowering fail rates and fostering student success in introductory biology

Integrative Biology faculty have transformed instructional strategies to improve student learning and performance in the introductory Principles of Biology courses.

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Integrative Biology

Mentoring and career coaching lead to a fascinating career path in genetics counseling

The Science Professional Pursuits Program helped biology graduate Jade Sentker find her career path through 1-on-1 coaching, skill-building for job search and interview preparedness.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Prestigious research internship opens new possibilities for double-major science student

Senior Michael Kupperman was among the 20 percent of applicants accepted for a Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

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Integrative Biology

Science Professional Pursuits Program helped zoology major jumpstart her career

Taylor Robinson (’19) credits the SP3 program with teaching her practically how to be her best, most confident self in the job market.

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Microbiology

Alumnus and founder of Ravenswood winery supports early professional exposure for students

Before he founded what became world-famous Ravenswood Winery, alumnus Joel Peterson was a pre-med student, ambulance driver, backpack traveler in Europe, research immunologist and clinical laboratory scientist.

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Mathematics

Knowledge is more important than grades says math alumnus and American Express chief technologist

Patrick Franklin’s (BS ’89) mathematics education helped him adapt and thrive in some of the most competitive and iconic work places in America.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Vitamin D increases protection against infection, new model suggests

Biochemist Adrian Gombart and collaborators have led the development of a new model for studying vitamin D’s role in infection prevention.

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Biochemistry & Biophysics

Barbar to lead Biochemistry and Biophysics

The College of Science announces Elisar Barbar as the new head of the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

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Integrative Biology

Eminent zoologist named 2019 AAAS Fellow

Robert Mason, professor of integrative biology, has become a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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Chemistry

Materials chemist makes key design advance for future durable, vivid pigments

Materials chemist Mas Subramanian has paved the way toward designing more pigments that are stable, durable and non-toxic with vivid hues.